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Countdown to Election 2012: The Candidates’ Proposals to Fix the Economy

By Eileen Lohmann On November 6, the people of the United States will choose between two fundamentally different presidential candidates, and in an economic climate in which the rate of unemployment is 7.8 percent, each candidate has offered his own solution to create jobs and grow the economy. President Barack Obama’s plan to revitalize the […]

Obama’s UAW Speech Highlights Union Talk in Both Political Parties

This week President Obama gave a fiery speech to United Auto Workers about protecting unionism. In what appeared to be a campaign-style speech, Obama spoke in partisan terms, saying, quite passionately, that “I’ll promise you this: as long as you’ve got an ounce of fight left in you, I’ll have a ton of fight left […]

Proposed Budget: A Good Sign for Workers?

Early last week, the Obama Administration released a proposed budget for fiscal year 2013.  Many believe President Obama’s final budget request has no likelihood of passing, but will serve as a line in the sand for the upcoming presidential campaign. Regardless, examining the proposed budget can shed light on current labor and employment trends. It […]